University Heights Arts Open 

September 15-16  2007


●visual arts● musicians ●writers ●performing arts●

2007 ARTS OPEN EGGStravaganza! -


  Frank Casciani          Joseph Bennett          Linda Wood Feldman        Amber Pierce              Weston Riffle

This year in celebration of the ARTS,  over a dozen local San Diego artists will turn real ostrich eggs into works of art to be displayed at the 2nd Annual UH ARTS OPEN.


The EGGS will make their first public appearance on August 9th at a preview party at the Lafayette Hotel, prior to being on display at Designs in Shell Gallery(2754 Calhoun Street, in the heart of Plaza Del Pasado in Old Town).


Eggs will then be available for a silent auction to be held at 5PM at Swedenborg Hall on the second day of the ARTS weekend, Sunday September 16th, located at 1531 Tyler St, San Diego, CA 92103. 


The project, a fundraiser for University Heights 2008 ARTS OPEN, is patterned after events such as Cows on Parade in Chicago and Painted Ponies in Temecula. The Ostrich is the symbol and mascot for UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, and the egg a fitting symbol for the creativity of artists.  


Some artists will see in this ARTventure, a chance to illustrate local history. Others may play on ideas about the egg itself. Whatever the image, it will be exciting to see what the artists come up with. 


Randy Riccoboni       Midge Hyde    Alexis Archibald       Eddie Henderson    


        To view: Pictures of reception

 Mario Torero       Dorothy Annette   Scott Nespor         Jim Hammond

Artists selected for EGGStravaganza: Amber Pierce, Alexis Archibald, Carla Friedrich, Dorothy Annette, Duke Windsor, Eddie Henderson, Frank Casciani, Jim Hammond, Joseph Bennett, Linda Wood Feldman, Mario Torero, Midge HydeRandy "RD" Riccoboni,  Scott Nespor, and Weston Riffle. Thirteen of the artists selected are either UH residents or occupy studios in the neighborhood.

2007 UH Arts Open prospectus Below:

University Heights Arts Open 


September 15-16  2007



●visual arts● musicians ●writers ●performing arts●

photo credit: Simon Loli 2006

Submission Deadline:  June 15, 2007


Selection notification of Artists:  July 15, 2007


Opening Reception: August 9, 2007  6-8pm ; Mississippi Ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel


UH Arts Open event and EGGStravaganza:  September 15-16 2007, Noon-6pm

The 2nd annual, University Heights Arts Open (UHAO) is a free self


Ricardo Valdez Sanchez' exhibit, Janet Tiger's play, THE TOWEL LADY, and Charlotte Mitchell's glass work


The 2nd annual, University Heights Arts Open (UHAO) is a free self guided tour of the arts. The weekend event showcases the works of new as well as celebrated artists, playwrights, performers and musicians from the San Diego region enlivening the University Heights community. The event spans a 2 mile radius incorporating businesses, schools, churches, theaters, and a shuttle tour of over twenty artist studios in the area.


The event is presented by the non profit organization, University Heights Art Association in partnership with the University Heights Community Development Corporation, the University Heights Community Association, Swedenborgian Church of San Diego, Lafayette Hotel, and the Birney Academy of International Studies. 


The UHAO is committed to broadening its artistic and cultural offerings to provide a diverse and exciting physical environment, enhance the quality of life, encourage dialogue and learning, and influence the area’s economic growth.


A primary objective of the UHAO is to provide an affordable event for artists to showcase their works as well as offering a wide range of artistic expression, varied talent and cultural context for visitors.

A complimentary color brochure of the UHAO exhibits —including photos of artwork and a walking/trolley tour map will be produced and available to visitors.  The map will include a schedule listing times and locations of the performances and readings by the diverse collection of musicians, performers and writers.   Birney Academy of International studies will host an exhibition of their student’s artworks created as a result of the UHAA workshops. Birney Academy, including the corner field at Park Blvd and Meade will feature  San Diego visual artists, musicians, chalk artists, and performers. Maps will be available in UH businesses and at the information booth in front of Birney Academy during the event. 


Free shuttle service will assist the visitors on their tour throughout the day.

Maps will also be available online at



Axle Hair Labor Artist: David Russell Talbott        Hitch Couture   photo credit Ricardo Vela 2006    Artist: Dorothy Annette   photo credit Ricardo Vela 2006


ENTRY FEE (for visual artists only)
There is a $20 entry fee (not refundable) for up to five slides, prints or digital image files. Make your check or money order, payable to University Heights Art Association (100% of fee goes toward event advertising). Artists who wish to pay by credit card may do so by clicking here. Or go to the uharts website, and click on Donate. Please be sure to print the transaction page and include it with your entry or copy and email.  Fee must be received by August 5, 2007


Each exhibitor will be provided a space measuring a minimum of 11’ by 11’. NO CANOPIES, TABLES OR CHAIRS ARE PROVIDED, ARTISTS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN,  There are a few covered spaces available. No electricity will be available. No gas or oil generators will be permitted. Appropriate weighting systems for the tents must be used. Many  areas are exposed to the sun.


    Two Arts Open studios, Rayna Coller--Flamenco Dancer, and Miss Shirley





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